Season 26 Tier List: Solo Greater Rift Push Build Rankings

Last updated on Apr 14, 2022 at 00:02 by Impakt 7 comments

This page goes over the current state of each class in Season 25 in respect to their solo clearing capabilities and provides a full ranking of each build currently available on the site.

1.

Top Solo Greater Rift Pushing Builds for each Class

Season 25 is shaping up to be one of the most competitive seasons in years. The Soul Shards added as the seasonal theme have proven to be incredibly strong, but also far-reaching in their effectiveness, raising the ceiling on every build in the game. Not only is the higher-end much more diverse, but the viability floor is now significantly more feasible for dozens of builds in both high GRs and speed farming.

1.1.

Barbarian

With patch 2.6.7, several items that modify Rend Rend were buffed, bringing forth this build as the top Barbarian build and one of the top S-Tier builds overall. In the past couple of seasons and on non-seasonal, this build has dominated the leader boards for Barbarian while also being relatively easy to play, making it an excellent build for players looking to pick up Barbarian for the first time. Even with the buffs to other Barbarian builds this season, Rend will still be the best solo build.

1.2.

Crusader

Crusader has not been changed this season, so Heaven's Fury Crusader is the best solo build for Season 26. While this is not the fastest build, it is incredibly durable, an excellent elite hunter/RGK, and is once again looking to be the top Crusader build.

1.3.

Demon Hunter

After some massive buffs last season, the Marauder Demon Hunter has performed significantly better than expected, overtaking the GoD set on the ladder in a commanding way. If you are looking for an extremely safe, yet powerful play style where you let your sentries do the work for you, Marauder Demon Hunter is going to be a potent option this season.

1.4.

Monk

In Season 26, the Inna's Ally monk build reigned supreme as one of the strongest builds in the game. Monks have not received any changes going into the new season, and so once again the Inna's Ally Monk will prove to possibly be the single most dominant build in the game in almost all forms of content.

1.5.

Necromancer

Necromancer can be a harder class to get into for newer players, especially given its predominantly cooldown-based play style that almost requires you to use different builds for speed clearing and pushing. If you feel comfortable exploring and maxxing everything a class like Necromancer has to offer, then the LoD Corpse Explosion build is not new, but performed quite well last season and is sure to once again be dominant in the solo ladder.

1.6.

Witch Doctor

Arachyrs is another set that received substantial buffs and a redesign recently, but performed significantly better than expected last season. On the solo leaderboards, Mundunugu's Witch Doctor has finally been overtaken, giving rise to the Spider Witch Doctor, offering a fresh play style to anyone looking to pick up Witch Doctor.

1.7.

Wizard

Firebirds finally received a substantial nerf in Season 24, and has lost several GR levels worth of power. However, the build was already so strong that it is still poised to possibly be the top Wizard build once again in Season 26, although there are some close contenders.

2.

Full Build Tier List

The difference between the tiers below is roughly equal to 5 GR levels. Also remember that builds evolve and adapt, and the tier list below will almost certainly end up over or undervaluing some builds as they play out over the season. This list is by now means set in stone, and has plenty of room for change as we learn more about the new builds.

2.1.

S-Tier Builds

Class Build
Monk Inna Mystic Ally Monk
Monk LoD Wave of Light Monk
Demon Hunter Marauder Sentry Demon Hunter
Crusader Aegis of Valor Heaven's Fury Crusader
Necromancer LoD Corpse Explosion Necromancer
Witch Doctor Arachyr Corpse Spiders Witch Doctor
2.2.

A-Tier Builds

For A-Tier and below, builds will no longer be placed in order. There are too many builds that are too close in power to have an accurate ranking between builds within the same tier.

Class Build
Demon Hunter GoD Hungering Arrow Demon Hunter
Wizard Firebirds Wizard
Barbarian Wrath of the Wastes Rend Barbarian
Demon Hunter Marauder Multishot Demon Hunter
Necromancer Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer
Witch Doctor Mundunugu's Regalia Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor
Monk Patterns of Justice Tempest Rush Monk
Demon Hunter Impale Demon Hunter
Wizard LoD Energy Twister Wizard
Monk Sunwuko Tempest Rush Monk
Wizard LoD Frozen Orb Wizard
Barbarian Boulder Toss Raekor Barbarian
Wizard LoD Hydra Wizard
Necromancer LoD Singularity Mage Necromancer
Necromancer LoD Poison Scythe Necromancer
Witch Doctor Zunimassa Poison Dart Witch Doctor
Barbarian Leap Quake Barbarian
Barbarian Might of the Earth Seismic Slam Barbarian
Wizard Typhon Hydra Wizard
Wizard Vyr Archon Wizard
Crusader Thorns Invoker Crusader
Barbarian Horde of the Ninety Savages Frenzy Barbarian
Necromancer Rathma Army of the Dead Necromancer
Crusader LoD Bombardment Crusader
2.3.

B-Tier Builds

Class Build
Barbarian Immortal Kings HotA Barbarian
Barbarian LoN HotA Barbarian
Demon Hunter LoD Rapid Fire Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter Natalya Rapid Fire Demon Hunter
Necromancer LoD Corpse Lance Necromancer
Witch Doctor Jade Harvester Witch Doctor
Necromancer LoD Thorns Necromancer
Witch Doctor LoD Poison Dart Witch Doctor
Witch Doctor LoD Spirit Barrage Witch Doctor
Crusader LoD Blessed Shield Crusader
Demon Hunter N6M4 Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter GoD Bola Demon Hunter
Crusader LoD Condemn Crusader
Crusader Akkhan Condemn Crusader
Monk Sunwuko Wave of Light Monk
Monk Rainment Generator Monk
Necromancer Pestilence Corpse Lance Necromancer
Wizard DMO Frozen Orb Wizard
Wizard Tal Rasha Meteor Wizard
Monk Uliana Exploding Palm Monk
2.4.

C-Tier Builds

Class Build
Wizard Tal Rasha Frozen Orb Wizard
Witch Doctor Zombie Bear Witch Doctor
Barbarian Whirlwind Barbarian
Demon Hunter Unhallowed Essence Multishot Demon Hunter
Crusader Blessed Hammer Crusader
Crusader Sweep Attack Crusader
Necromancer Rathma Bone Spirit Necromancer
Necromancer Inarius Generator Necromancer
Witch Doctor Gargantuan Witch Doctor
Wizard Lightning Archon Wizard
3.

Changelog

  • 14 Apr. 2022: Updated for Season 26.
  • 10 Dec. 2021: Updated for Season 25.
  • 23 Jul. 2021: Updated for Season 24.
  • 29 Mar. 2021: Updated for Season 23.
  • 17 Nov. 2020: Updated for Season 22.
  • 01 Jul. 2020: Slight adjustments to the tier list.
  • 29 Jun. 2020: Updated for Season 21.
  • 09 Mar. 2020: Updated for Season 20.
  • 23 Nov. 2019: Page added.
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